Your data center: are you using it to its full potential?

Much like the human brain, the typical data center uses only a fraction of its potential, with servers running at about 10% of their actual capacity. Imagine if we could turn that number around! In this issue of the Advisor we highlight how virtualization is creating new opportunities to optimize the data center. Whether it’s at the desktop or server level, choosing the right strategy will unlock greater savings and efficiencies.

Here are some things you should think about: [Read more…]

Using Technology To Stay Ahead In Tough Times

Softchoice’s CIO Kevin Wright talks about using technology to stay ahead in tough times.

Q: From a cost-management perspective, how has the recession changed the way you do things as an IT organization?

A: With every crisis there’s an opportunity to innovate and be more efficient. And that’s how we approached it. We made it a priority to address the things we could control directly by focusing on three key areas: rent and power, travel and IT infrastructure.

And, as a solutions company, we really wanted to leverage the technology we sell to our customers to accomplish these goals.

Q: What specific technologies have helped with rent and power costs? [Read more…]